The intent of Computing at St James an St John Church of England Primary School is to help pupils become independent, creative, safe, respectful and problem-solving digital citizens with a broad and transferrable skillset. We use iLearn2 to make computing fun for pupils, inspiring them to develop skills beyond the classroom and building an awareness of all the opportunities the subject provides.
Computing Skills are organised into three aspects.
The three aspects are:
- Computer Science – this covers programming (both block-based and text-based), including computational thinking using web-based software such as Scratch. Pupils across Key Stage 1 and 2 will write code to program physical and on-screen objects, interactive games and use text-based language, such as HTML and Python by the end of Key Stage 2.
- Information Technology – this covers the use of applications to create digital content, including document creation and editing, video making, digital art, graphic design, animation, 3D modelling and website building.
- Digital Literacy – covers skills to find, evaluate, utilise and share using technologies and the Internet. This includes important e-safety and internet research skills, as well as an understanding of computer networks in Key Stage 2.
iLearn2 enables children to; learn computing skills at their own pace, developing independent learning skills with opportunities to continually review and revisit the skills covered.